Spray/Self tanner that doesn't turn you orange?

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Jul 28, 2011

Sam S.

Do you know of any tanners that don't give that fake orange tint? Whether it's from the store or a company that you go to and get tanned. I'd like it to be fairly cheap (yes I know you get what you pay for). I've never gotten a spray tan before either.

Jul 28, 2011

Steff J.

Sephora collection spray self tanner. $14.

Jul 28, 2011

Deana K.

I like the Jergens Natural Glow. It's more of a moisturizer than self tanner, so it is pretty gradual but I like to put it on before bed and every day I wake up a little darker. It won't get you dark - but it won't get you orange either!

If you do want to get dark, you can do what I did a few years ago and buy a jug of airbrush tanning liquid (like San Tropez) - I would take a sponge and cover myself then wait a couple hours and I was uberdark. I forget how much it cost (around $50 I think) but that thing lasted over a year!

Jul 28, 2011

Justyne L.

I'm using ocean potion 365 days of summer color from walmart, it's to keep your color you have and build more of a tan as you keep using it. It does not turn you orange at all and it doesn't leave any streaks or uneven marks (even around the wrists!) It's super cheap I got mine for $4 but I think it's around 5 now!

Jul 29, 2011

Sam S.

Thanks to all of you! I'll check out all of them :D

I agree with Steff - the Sephora brand is fantastic. And you won't look like you just stepped off the set of Jersey Shore =)

Jul 29, 2011

Sabrina B.

i feel like the jergens made me orange. i havent had good luck with self tanner /:

Jul 30, 2011

Dani M.

I personally like the gradual tanners that come in the spray bottles. I was using one by neutrogena that I liked. After I ran out I started using one that is a Ulta brand, its not to bad. I already have a base tan and I also tan outside at least 3 hours a week. So I'm really just trying to keep color without going to the tanning salon. I also use Jergens face tanner as my daily moisturizer . 

Jul 30, 2011

Shelly T.

ModelCo Airbrush in a Can.

Generally speaking, though, I don't have a ton of faith in self-tanners. IMO, it's better to get colour gradually from the sun. (Just be sure to wear sunscreen, obviously. :))

Jul 30, 2011

Giselle G.

BE Faux Tan, St. Tropez line. A tip for streaks I get sometimes is to follow up the next morning with Jergens Natural Glow in Light...it evens out most of my tan!

Jul 30, 2011

Kerry K.

If you don't want to spend a lot - Loreal sublime bronze, I recommend the spray gel. Or on the higher end, check out SunLabs!

Jul 31, 2011

Emily M.

I'm not a fan of the jergens natural glow only because when I shave it pretty much takes all of the product (glow) off. I've use Fake Bake & Sun Labs with good results.

Aug 01, 2011

Anne T.

Unfortunately Jergens gave me an orange glow when I used it because I am so fair. I would HIGHLY suggest Nivea Sun-Kissed Radiant Skin gradual tanner!!! I'm using it now and I love it. Now, I have the fair to medium one and when I use it consistently I definitely notice a very natural looking difference. However, you may want to get the medium to dark formula if you want really noticeable results.

Aug 03, 2011

Liz H.

I've tried so many sunless tanners. I'm naturally ghostly white, and I've been sunless tanning for almost a year now. Soooo here's the breakdown.
The Jergen's one is crap, at least in my opinion. It hardly even did anything for me, and I don't like the fact that it's kind of shimmery. The facial moisturizer is decent though.
Like the person above me said, the Nivea one is wonderful. You can find it at most drugstores, but it's a bit harder to find than the Jergen's one. I use the one for medium/tan skin tones (keep in mind I'm basically naturally translucent.....lol) and I like to use it during the fall/winter because it gives me a nice color, but it's not SUPER dark and dramatic.
Banana Boat makes something called Summer Color Self-Tanning Lotion, and it's more of an instant self-tanner than something gradual. The color is actually believable, but it doesn't last very long and it kind of comes off in splotches... I can only find this one at WalMart and ULTA.
If you have a Sally Beauty Supply nearby, I would definitely go there and check out Toma's Self-Tanning Lotion. It's the best affordable self-tanner I've tried, I get good color after one application and it's not orange! Not to mention it's made with a lot of natural ingredients and it's paraben free :) I just find that it doesn't last as long as I would like it to.
Those are some good affordable options, however if you decide to splurge I would definitely go for the SunLabs self-tanner... it's legit my HG self-tanner, the color is gorgeous after one application and it lasts a good amount of time.

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